Is Dirty Bomb Rated for Mature or Teenage Audience?

GatoCommodoreGatoCommodore Posts: 4,100
edited February 12 in General Chat

Because lately i kept hearing kids voices on voice chat

Is Dirty Bomb Rated for Mature or Teenage Audience? 37 votes

M for Mature (18+)
35%
NailredruMfloW-OCB-WildcardGuziolFalC_16auwiImSploosheverlovestruckbgyoshihenki000phobiaticemjotSatinav 13 votes
T for Teen (14+)
48%
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E for Everyone (0-5+)
16%
ThomaZeBlackboltLWMuddyGrenadeWuliemartha_smithValyrianKaos 6 votes
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Comments

  • M for Mature (18+)

    My guess is there's no rating atm because the game is yet to see its official release

  • PtilouiPtiloui Posts: 423
    T for Teen (14+)

    I voted T because i don't see why it would get a M rating : no harsh/strong words, little to no blood (except body parts with some explosions). In Europe, we have the PEGI system that will probably rate it for 16+.
    Then i checked CS:GO rating and it's rated M (16+ with PEGI). While Overwatch or Paladins are rated for 12+ (with the PEGI system).

  • GuziolGuziol Posts: 353
    M for Mature (18+)

    I voted for what i wish the rating was. @$!# ( figuratively ) everybody younger than me.

  • E for Everyone (0-5+)

    this voting is wrong , Dirty bomb is for everyone , from old man to young kids , everyone has the right to play dirty bomb with full freedom.

  • T for Teen (14+)

    MEH, might as well be T.

    Seriously, in many religions we hear stories of incest, crucifications, torture, decapitations, and all other calamities, SINCE TODDLER YEARS.
    Oh, and various mythologies in school, also tons of debauchery and sick stuff, which makes Berserk looks tame.

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    Gonna conquer the Spanish idioma uno día!

  • STARRYSOCKSTARRYSOCK Posts: 1,441
    T for Teen (14+)

    I don't know what the full legal definitions are, but the worst content in this game are a couple swear words and unrealistic blood effects. I don't see why that would warrant a mature rating, because as far as I know that's reserved for sexual content and the like.

  • GatoCommodoreGatoCommodore Posts: 4,100

    and the best of them all is DB is not sexually suggestive like overwatch.
    but that is also the downside of this game since people arent making lewds and stuff that will passively promote or market this game.

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  • B_MontielB_Montiel Posts: 1,048

    @stayfreshshoe said:
    iirc a game that isn't boxed and only has multiplayer doesn't need an official rating.

    Multiplayer experience, a synonym for savage. Definitely M for mature

    @GatoCommodore said:
    and the best of them all is DB is not sexually suggestive like overwatch.
    but that is also the downside of this game since people arent making lewds and stuff that will passively promote or market this game.

    M for mature once again. Oh DUDE !

  • GatoCommodoreGatoCommodore Posts: 4,100

    that one guy who disagrees at my question.

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  • bgyoshibgyoshi Posts: 998
    edited February 12
    M for Mature (18+)

    Pretty sure the F bombs make it automatically M (which is 17+ btw) from the ESRB

    @GatoCommodore said:
    that one guy who disagrees at my question.

    Because @$!# you, duh

  • E for Everyone (0-5+)

    Haha look at me I made a funny.
    IIRC there are some packaging subtexts that say something like "Online Experiences not Rated by the ESRB", so maybe that's what Dirty Bomb falls under.

  • teflonloveteflonlove Posts: 507

    @stayfreshshoe said:
    iirc a game that isn't boxed and only has multiplayer doesn't need an official rating.

    I thought all the current ratings are voluntarily. The gaming industry added them themselves before any laws forced them to do under terms that are harder to influence. Some shops might decide though not to sell games with certain or no ratings, but again, that's up to them and not part of any law.

  • ImSplooshImSploosh Posts: 1,167
    edited February 13
    M for Mature (18+)

    Mature for sure.

    Trick or treat mothafucka

    EDIT: ^Apparently that doesn't get censored. Odd.

  • GatoCommodoreGatoCommodore Posts: 4,100

    @ImSploosh said:
    Mature for sure.

    Trick or treat mothafucka

    EDIT: ^Apparently that doesn't get censored. Odd.

    if It were me it would be censored real fast

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  • Da_MummyDa_Mummy Posts: 195
    T for Teen (14+)

    Well CS is rated 16+ (were have different ratings in Germany) and guess what you're get 90% of the time.
    If Steam actually gave a real poop about their age restrictions it would matter.

  • XenithosXenithos Posts: 1,514Special Editor
    T for Teen (14+)

    @teflonlove said:

    @stayfreshshoe said:
    iirc a game that isn't boxed and only has multiplayer doesn't need an official rating.

    I thought all the current ratings are voluntarily. The gaming industry added them themselves before any laws forced them to do under terms that are harder to influence. Some shops might decide though not to sell games with certain or no ratings, but again, that's up to them and not part of any law.

    I believe shoe is very close to correct. If the game has no boxed sales with only a multiplayer experience then it doesn't need an esrb rating. I would personally put the game at 16-18+ specifically because of the frequent use of swearing (it IS frequent enough to hear the F word more than twice a match. Especially if Javelin is in it.)
    Overwatch has ratings because it had box sales, and it's rated teen because the last time I checked there was close to Zero swearing and absolutely no hard swearing and the game was given cartoon violence. So T. DB isn't the same, and as someone above said earlier, online multiplayer experience isn't ratable because one person can ruin it for everyone, etc, instantly mature in audience eyes that recognize online aspects.

    I don't care how much you've played or how good your aim is - If you haven't touched the game at least twice in three months then I see your "opinion" as hot moot.

  • GatoCommodoreGatoCommodore Posts: 4,100

    @Xenithos said:

    @teflonlove said:

    @stayfreshshoe said:
    iirc a game that isn't boxed and only has multiplayer doesn't need an official rating.

    I thought all the current ratings are voluntarily. The gaming industry added them themselves before any laws forced them to do under terms that are harder to influence. Some shops might decide though not to sell games with certain or no ratings, but again, that's up to them and not part of any law.

    I believe shoe is very close to correct. If the game has no boxed sales with only a multiplayer experience then it doesn't need an esrb rating. I would personally put the game at 16-18+ specifically because of the frequent use of swearing (it IS frequent enough to hear the F word more than twice a match. Especially if Javelin is in it.)
    Overwatch has ratings because it had box sales, and it's rated teen because the last time I checked there was close to Zero swearing and absolutely no hard swearing and the game was given cartoon violence. So T. DB isn't the same, and as someone above said earlier, online multiplayer experience isn't ratable because one person can ruin it for everyone, etc, instantly mature in audience eyes that recognize online aspects.

    Sexually suggestive is okay but swearing is a nono
    wow 2018.

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  • T for Teen (14+)

    You know what bugs me?

    I CLEARLY remember Shrek on TV with green symbol (means all ages can watch it), however over the recent years it's gotten 12+...

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  • FalC_16FalC_16 Posts: 883
    M for Mature (18+)

    Im old, wish it would be mature audience..

  • GatoCommodoreGatoCommodore Posts: 4,100

    @FalC_16 said:
    Im old, wish it would be mature audience..

    you wish...

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  • E for Everyone (0-5+)

    We need all the the player base we can get. Can't afford to be picky lol

  • AlbinMattAlbinMatt Posts: 1,111

    Besides the mild cussing (which is barely noticeable), I'd give DB a 16+ rating. Pushing the age limit higher will just invite depressed college students. You need that whinny teen energy for a game like this.

    Also, have an Oldog member oversee server.

  • M for Mature (18+)

    @stayfreshshoe said:
    iirc a game that isn't boxed and only has multiplayer doesn't need an official rating.

    Ding, ding, ding! That is the correct answer!

    Online interactions, in games as a medium, are not rated by the ESRB or its overseas equivalents. So, by extension, games that only contain online interactions are outside of their "sphere of influence" and exempt from the rating system.

    That being said though @stayfreshshoe, I think this was more meant to gauge what kinds of players we wish were the majority in this game. Personally I don't mind dealing with kids but some of them can be rather annoying; but that's the case for any age bracket so win-some-lose-some is how I take it.

  • ArtyrimArtyrim Posts: 180

    Is for random poors FreeToPlayers ,so +6

  • NailNail Wpg, CanadaPosts: 3,534
    M for Mature (18+)

    " In 2011, the ESRB began offering a system to automatically assign ratings for digitally-distributed games and mobile apps"

    moop
  • XenithosXenithos Posts: 1,514Special Editor
    edited February 13
    T for Teen (14+)

    Copied directly from different areas of ESRB.org

    DIGITALLY-DELIVERED GAMES AND APPS
    Games and apps that are available solely via download or accessible only online may be rated using either a "Short Form" process or via a similar process implemented by the International Age Rating Coalition (IARC). Publishers of these digitally delivered games and apps complete a series of multiple-choice questions that address content across relevant categories (as described above). The questionnaire also asks questions related to a game's interactive components, such as the enabling of user interactions via the internet, the sharing of a user's physical location, if it enables the purchase of digital goods, and/or if unrestricted Internet access is provided. The responses to these questions automatically determine the game's Rating Category, Content Descriptors and Interactive Elements, which are issued immediately upon completion of the questionnaire. Because these products are rated by an automated process they do not receive Rating Summaries.

    Due to the volume of digitally delivered games and apps, ESRB works with developers, the mobile community at large and storefronts that display ESRB ratings to identify rating issues whenever possible. This augments ESRB's own testing of digitally delivered games and apps to ensure that appropriate ratings have been assigned. In the event content was not fully or accurately disclosed by the developer, the rating displayed will be promptly corrected or, in egregious cases, the game may be removed from the store.

    "Are all games and apps required to have a rating?

    The rating system is voluntary, although virtually all video games that are sold at retail or downloaded to a game system in the U.S. and Canada are rated by the ESRB."

    Do ESRB ratings address online-enabled elements like player chat, player-generated content or downloadable music? ESRB ratings only address content created by the game's developer and do not consider content that is created or introduced by other players when playing the game online. However, these games do display notices that advise consumers to expect this type of content. Physical (boxed) games that can be played online with other players and facilitate exposure to user-generated content must display an Online Rating Notice that states: "Online Interactions Not Rated By the ESRB." This notice is intended to warn consumers about possible exposure to chat (text, audio, video) or other types of user-generated content (e.g., maps, skins) that have not been considered in the ESRB rating assignment.
    What are the criteria by which ratings are assigned?

    ESRB raters are trained to consider a wide range of pertinent content and other elements in assigning a rating. Pertinent content is any content that accurately reflects both:

    • the most extreme content of the final product - in terms of relevant rating criteria such as violence, language, sexuality, gambling, and alcohol, tobacco and drug reference or use; and
    • the final product as a whole - demonstrating the game's context (such as setting, storyline and objectives) and relative frequency of extreme content.'

    Me talking: Dirty Bomb would be rated mature due to suggestive themes in the taunts, "heavy use" of tobacco if playing Bushwhacker, and language throughout. I'm not sure if there is anyone in DB that doesn't swear, and since it is content created by the developer for "taunts" then it would fall under that... Also, setting is literally a "nuclear aftermath" in wartime setting, rofl.

    So... Yeah, it would very likely be M for Mature 17 and over. Not 18 and over...

    It's "Mature 17+" ||| "18+" up is "Adult only."

    Edit: Also, online games are usually rated through a questionnaire and not directly by ESRB and it's a different service under the IARC which ESRB is a part of. Also, keyword: "Extreme"

    I don't care how much you've played or how good your aim is - If you haven't touched the game at least twice in three months then I see your "opinion" as hot moot.

  • T for Teen (14+)

    This game is pretty light-hearted, considering the main goal is to explode stuffs like a terrorist (and stop that from happening), killing everything that moves and the occasional sod-off to your enemies. T raded seems adecuate to me

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